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Columba Church Hall, King Street West, Helensburgh

A Category C Listed Building in Helensburgh, Argyll and Bute

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Latitude: 56.0054 / 56°0'19"N

Longitude: -4.7335 / 4°44'0"W

OS Eastings: 229659

OS Northings: 682530

OS Grid: NS296825

Mapcode National: GBR 0D.TQKY

Mapcode Global: WH2M4.8B61

Plus Code: 9C8Q2748+4J

Entry Name: Columba Church Hall, King Street West, Helensburgh

Listing Name: King Street West, West King Street Hall (St Columba's Hall)

Listing Date: 30 June 1993

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 379194

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB34808

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200379194

Location: Helensburgh

County: Argyll and Bute

Town: Helensburgh

Electoral Ward: Helensburgh Central

Traditional County: Dunbartonshire

Tagged with: Hall

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Probably William Spence, 1845. Rectangular-plan Gothic church. Cream and pink sandstone rubble with cream sandstone ashlar to S entrance elevation. Pointed-arch windows; off-set diagonal buttresses with saw-tooth coping and gablet capped.

S (KING STREET WEST/ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: gable bay to centre with Tudor-arch doorway, deep splayed reveals, modern door, blind 3-light window above. Half-gable bays flanking with blind single windows.

W ELEVATION: 4 regular windows, flat-roofed later block abutting to centre.

Grey slate roof, ashlar coped skews, cast-iron rainwater goods, tall parapet to S elevation.

Statement of Interest

Built for the United Secession Church, which later became the United Presbyterian Church. In 1860 they built a bigger church on Sinclair Street, (see Church of St Columba listed separately) and this building became the church hall.

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